February is Canned Food Month, and BPB is celebrating the occasion by stressing the importance of this pantry staple.  Known for having a long shelf life, canned foods can be an important source of nutrition for families and individuals who can’t afford or don’t always have access to fresh food.

Our Fresh Food Initiative grows every year as new suppliers are added. While this program has diversified the types of food we can provide, there is no denying the significance canned foods have in our fight against hunger.

“The majority of the food we distribute comes from shelf stable food. Canned items are an important part- from small cans of fruit to canned tuna and vegetables. These staples provide much needed nutrition to the kids we serve,” says Parker White, Executive Director of BackPack Beginnings.

Want to help out?

We are most in need of the following items:

Canned Soups
Canned Chicken or Tuna
Canned Fruit
Chef Boyardee Meals